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Dog Fur Yarn. . .
« on: February 13, 2018, 11:39:10 PM »
It's called Chiengora (pronounced she-an-gora) and refers to yarn spun from dog hair. This chap's jacket is made from Old English Sheepdog hair (not from the OES in the picture, however). From Westminster 2018 Meet the Breeds:

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Re: Dog Fur Yarn. . .
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 08:14:01 AM »
I wonder if there would be a difference in texture if the dog was raw fed vs. kibble fed . . .  Silly7  I would think so.  Bet a raw-fed doghair jacket would be softer.  Just sayin'.
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Re: Dog Fur Yarn. . .
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 04:11:31 PM »
Ew.

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Re: Dog Fur Yarn. . .
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 05:26:38 PM »
Ew.

If dog or cat hair yarn is "Ew," then all other kinds of animal fur yarns like wool are "Ew" too. It's not like they don't wash it before they make the yarn.
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Re: Dog Fur Yarn. . .
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 05:00:08 AM »
Just a personal preference, Dee. ;)  I love wool and wear it all winter.  I would not love to wear dog or cat fur. At least...I DO wear cat fur daily  funny2, but I would not love a sweater or coat or socks made out of it.  Yuck!

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Re: Dog Fur Yarn. . .
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 08:43:56 AM »
I wouldn't want one made out of Vlad's wirier coat, but I'd love something made out of Barkly's silky coat. It's expensive to have yarn made out of your own animals' fur though--even alpacas and lamas aren't inexpensive.
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Re: Dog Fur Yarn. . .
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 01:55:16 PM »
I think it sounds creepy.  Probably just something different that one has to get used to the idea.  Kinda like it took me a long time to feed the cats rabbit meat.  Rabbits are cute little furry creatures.... not food.   Silly7
Dog fur as a coat... just seems weird.
But I also think cat toys made out of fur is weird.
I don't wear wool either.  :)
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